In college, making friends is as simple as walking over to the dorm room next door and plopping down on the bed. After graduation, however, there are no such opportunities. Because you might be too busy to go out and meet new people, the tendency is to target your co-workers.


But there are differences between close friends who will be there for you through life’s tough times and people you hang out with while you happen to be stuck in the same building. You can spare yourself disappointment later on by asking yourself the questions below.


– Alexandra Levit is the author of “They Don’t Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something’s Guide to the Business World” and a nationally recognized
authority on workplace issues facing young employees.


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